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Alexandria, VA, United States
13 May — 20 May
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Alexandria, VA, United States
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Alexandria car rental Information

Pick-up locationAlexandria
Rental locations11
Airport locations1

Alexandria car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Alexandria
Avis
Locations in Alexandria
5000 Seminary Road+1 703 578 8280
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
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Rated #2
Budget
8.3 Excellent (15 reviews)
2 locations in Alexandria
Budget
Locations in Alexandria
5000 Seminary Road+1 703 933 8583
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
6001 Duke Street+1 703 256 2918
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.6
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Rated #3
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (23 reviews)
6 locations in Alexandria
Enterprise
Locations in Alexandria
4213 Duke St+1 703 212 4700
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
5650 Edsall Rd+1 703 658 0010
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5800 Edsall Rd+1 703 212 4820
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5954 Richmond Highway+1 703 960 6900
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
7520a Richmond Hwy+1 703 660 1331
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
801 N Saint Asaph St+1 703 212 4700
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
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Rated #4
Hertz
6.9 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Alexandria
Hertz
Locations in Alexandria
501 S Pickett Street+1 703 461 8601
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Alexandria
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Alexandria
8800-I Peartree Village Court7037991700
Recent reviews
70 travellers who rented a car in Alexandria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Alexandria

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 46/day

Good deal

C$ 34/day

When to book a rental car in Alexandria

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Alexandria

  • With the Potomac River to the east, many regional parks and golf courses scattered around the city, and the George Washington Memorial, Alexandria has plenty to discover – and there is no easier way to do it than by car. Don’t depend on public transport and seize the opportunity to explore Alexandria in your own time and pace by renting a car for your stay in the city. Washington, DC is also only a 20-minute ride away and is always worth a visit.
  • Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to Alexandria and is only 10 minutes from the city center. The airport sports rental car agencies right on its grounds, which makes continuing your journey invariably easier. Pick up a car directly from there and start your time in Alexandria without any hassle.
  • Although Virginia has a subtropical climate, there can be sleet and ice in the northern parts of Virginia, like Alexandria, in the winter. The city has a higher-than-usual rate of rainfall per year and, during the winter months, roads can become treacherous due to the mix of rain and snow. If there is ice or snow, ground markings can be covered and snow piles up on either sides, making the roads narrower. Drive accordingly and adjust your speed to enjoy a safe ride.
  • Rush hour usually hits Alexandria between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm. Especially roads to and from Washington can face increased traffic, like the I-295 or the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Try to avoid starting your trips during these times for a smoother driving experience and acquaint yourself with alternative routes beforehand, or rent a GPS system with your car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alexandria for C$ 34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alexandria at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Alexandria are around 88% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alexandria

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Thrifty

  • On average a hire car in Alexandria costs C$ 46 per day.

  • The average gas price in Alexandria is C$ 3.95 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 47 and C$ 63, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alexandria.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis and Payless.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Alexandria costs C$ 295 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Alexandria costs C$ 39 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Alexandria costs C$ 28 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Alexandria costs C$ 325 per week (C$ 46 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Alexandria costs C$ 1,391 per month (C$ 46 per day).

  • To be prepared for sleet, ice, rain, or simply maneuvering through the city, a compact 4-wheel-drive car is the perfect combination. Such a car will provide the essential traction required for wet or sleety roads, as well as help you navigate the city without being too bulky or causing problems with parking.

  • In residential areas, the regulated speed limit is 25 mph unless posted otherwise. When venturing out of the city on secondary roads, the maximum speed limit lies at 55 mph, and freeways permit up to 70 mph. When the roads are wet, it is crucial to reduce your speed and drive carefully.

  • Expect to pay around $2.20 per gallon when refilling the tank of your rental car in Alexandria. Avoid getting gas at stations along the freeways and highways, as they tend to be more expensive. Rather seek a gas station within the city, like Old Town or Shell on Washington Street.

  • Parking in Alexandria is a breeze compared to many other US cities, what with its free and metered on-street parking available. There is free parking possible in Del Ray, and around King Street metered street parking is usually restricted to two or three hours. There are also many parking garages and lots in the Old Town such as Market Square Garage, which costs about $5 on weekends and is free half of the day on Saturdays, when the Farmers’ Market takes place.